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Amber Rudd: I have met with Stonewall since my appointment as Minister for Women and Equalities and we discussed this report. My officials also regularly engage with Stonewall on various matters associated with LGBT Policy, including how the Government can improve outcomes for transgender people.
Amber Rudd: Home Office Ministers have regular meetings as part of the process of policy development and delivery.
Amber Rudd: No Home Office Minister attended the Presidents Club Charity Dinner.
Victoria Atkins: The Government Equalities Office (GEO) reports to Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, and works with Baroness Williams, Minister for Equalities, and Victoria Atkins, Minister for Women. It has not had a board since 2012, when its non-executive directors were Janet Soo-Chung CBE, Judy McKnight CBE and Peter Bungard.
Amber Rudd: The centenary fund has paid out about £2.5 million so far; £1.2 million was given to Bolton, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and Nottingham, which are working with women’s organisations to deliver their suffrage centenary programmes. We are also funding the first ever statue of a women in Parliament Square—it will be of Millicent Fawcett.
Amber Rudd: I thank the hon. Lady for raising this important matter. It has been instructive to see how the BBC has responded. I am happy to confirm that I will take forward her advice and indeed have a word.
Amber Rudd: Yes, I am looking forward to that, and I will make sure it is in my diary so that I can join the hon. and learned Lady for the event.
Amber Rudd: It looks as though I will have a few things to take forward with the BBC, and I look forward to coming back to set out what those conversations have revealed.
Women and Equalities: Work of the Government Equalities Office.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Minister for Women and Equalities Hilary Spencer, Director, Government Equalities Office
Amber Rudd: Home Office Ministers have regular meetings as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Home Affairs: The work of the Home Secretary.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
Amber Rudd: I join my hon. Friend in congratulating southern Hampshire on taking action to protect women and to raise funds for refuges. The support of local charities, councillors and local activists is often necessary to ensure that the women in their communities are kept safe.
Amber Rudd: The Government have been clear that there should be no space online for terrorists and supporters to radicalise, recruit, incite or inspire. The UK has led the way in setting up the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, to ensure that the larger communications service providers and all internet providers take down that material.
Amber Rudd: The level of support provided to refugees and asylum seekers will vary depending on their status in the UK and the route that they were granted. Last week in Lebanon, I heard first hand how important our resettlement scheme is and how it helps individuals and families fleeing danger and conflict to rebuild their lives.
Amber Rudd: As far as our security at home is concerned, I reassure my right hon. Friend that we have already put in substantial extra funds. The security services are recruiting 1,900 new people between now and 2020, and I am reassured by them that that recruitment is proceeding at pace and with success.
Amber Rudd: I ask you, Mr Speaker, and right hon. and hon. Members to look up—to look up and remember that before 1834, women could only watch proceedings in this House through a ventilation shaft right in the middle of the ceiling.
Amber Rudd: I agree with the hon. Gentleman that we should do more to protect emergency service workers, which is why we are working closely with him on the Bill. I hope we will arrive at an accommodation in order to get it through.
Amber Rudd: The Home Office continually reviews its capabilities to ensure effective delivery of the Government’s agenda, which includes assessing how our priorities will impact on the workforce and capabilities required. We are on track to increase European casework staffing levels at UK Visas and Immigration to 1,500 ahead of the settlement scheme’s launch later this year.
Amber Rudd: Since August 2015, all non-EU nationals with a UK visa of more than six months have been issued with a UK biometric residence permit. We have no current estimate of the number of non-EU nationals born outside the UK who have leave to remain in the UK but have not obtained a biometric residence permit.
Amber Rudd: I welcome the action of my hon. Friend’s police and crime commissioner. PCCs have been given powers to raise additional funds, if they want to do so, to provide extra policemen and women on the frontline, and most are choosing to do that.